Twelve Years a Slave Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following critter types was most costly to the planters?
(a) The caterpillar.
(b) The termite.
(c) The worm.
(d) The red ant.

2. After Bass agreed to help Solomon regain his freedom, how did both men act toward each other around Epps?
(a) As if nothing was going on between them.
(b) Friendly as ever with one another.
(c) As if they did not like each other.
(d) They would say hello to one another on occasion.

3. In characterizing Judge Turner, how was he like the other planters in Bayou Bœuf?
(a) He believed that slaves could be profitable for him.
(b) He abused and mistreated them.
(c) He treated them like animals.
(d) He expected the slaves to work and produce for him.

4. Why was Solomon in high demand at various plantations in Bayou Bœuf during the Christmas season?
(a) Because he was a hard worker.
(b) Because he could play the violin.
(c) Because he was a great cook.
(d) Because the plantation owners needed extra help.

5. How was Solomon's hiring by Avery fateful in nature?
(a) Solomon met Bass while working for Avery.
(b) Solomon began working for Avery on a full-time basis.
(c) Solomon had learned carpentry from his father.
(d) Avery paid Solomon for the work that he did for him.

6. Before Solomon left Mr. Eldret's plantation to travel to Ford's plantation for a visit, what did he learn about him?
(a) That he did not believe that slavery was morally right.
(b) That he was a liar.
(c) That he was a man of his word.
(d) That he could be intimidated by Tibeats.

7. How can it best be said that Solomon described Bass?
(a) Unfriendly and indecisive.
(b) Friendly and firm.
(c) Unfriendly, soft-spoken, yet intelligent.
(d) Friendly, intelligent, soft-spoken, yet firm.

8. What did the fact that Tibeats appeared unexpectedly three times while Solomon was working for Eldret indicate about him?
(a) That he wanted to see whether Solomon worked harder for Eldret than he did for him.
(b) That he wanted to get Solomon in trouble with Eldret.
(c) That he was curious about how Eldret and Solomon got along with each another.
(d) That he was looking for ways to get even with Solomon.

9. What was the main contributing factor that led toward the development of a friendship between Mrs. Ford and Solomon?
(a) An act of kindness toward Mrs. Ford by Solomon.
(b) Mrs. Ford being lonely and Solomon being generous with the time that he spent talking to her.
(c) William Ford suggesting to his wife that she be more pleasant toward Solomon.
(d) An act of kindness toward Solomon by Mrs. Ford.

10. What piqued Bass' interest to want to know how Solomon had made his way to Louisiana?
(a) The fact that the Underground Railroad had not been built yet.
(b) The fact that Solomon was eager to travel in a northeasterly direction.
(c) The fact that the Underground Railroad led only from South to North.
(d) The fact that Solomon had visited a few cities in Canada.

11. Overall, what was Epps most concerned about when Solomon fell ill?
(a) Money.
(b) His own reputation.
(c) Solomon's health.
(d) Time.

12. What was the reason behind Avery hiring Solomon to help him build a house for Epps?
(a) Solomon had a reputation of being a hard worker.
(b) He could not find anyone else to help him build the house for Epps.
(c) Solomon had been highly recommended to him by Epps.
(d) Solomon had helped him build house for others in the past.

13. What type of person did John Tibeats prove himself to be doing during the time that Solomon was working for Mr. Eldret?
(a) Selfish.
(b) Vengeful.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Concerned.

14. What concerned Solomon the most after Bass wrote and sent letters to those who might be able to help him regain his freedom?
(a) The quick and misleading answer he received.
(b) The lack of reliability to Bass exhibited later.
(c) The writing style that Bass used in writing the letters.
(d) The delay in receiving an answer from any of them.

15. Why was Eliza likely to have suggested to Solomon that he may be better off dead than dealing with Tibeats?
(a) Because Eliza thought that Solomon could not defend himself against Tibeats, Cook, and Ramsay.
(b) Because Eliza did not know that Solomon could handle Tibeats.
(c) Because she had overheard Tibeats say that he planned to kill Solomon.
(d) Because Eliza lived in misery and saw no way out for others or herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could Bass' efforts to help Solomon regain his freedom be described?

2. What may have been the underlying reason that William Ford was willing to let Mr. Eldret hire Solomon?

3. What did Solomon use to repay the Fords for their kindness following his run through the Great Pacoudrie Swamp?

4. What was Solomon doing when the carriage whisked by on its way to the main house of the Epps Plantation?

5. What type of work did Mr. Eldret have Solomon handle for him?

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